Jenn Granneman, founder of Introvert, Dear

Hi there, introverted and sensitive friend!

*waves shyly*

I’m Jenn Granneman, the founder of this community. I’m also the author of two books: The Secret Lives of Introverts, and  Sensitive, co-authored with Andre Sólo. I dedicated my life to writing about these topics after I realized how difficult it was to navigate a world that favors extroversion and insensitivity. When I started, I was living with an extroverted roommate, dating an extroverted man, and working an extroverted job as a teacher. Due to misconceptions about introversion and sensitivity, I often felt misunderstood and undervalued. I wrote my blog anonymously for almost two years because, as an introvert, I had no desire to be in the spotlight!

Today, my mission is to empower introverts and sensitive people to embrace their innate strengths — and to start seeing their nature as a good thing. An educator and a journalist, I have been featured in the NY Times, the BBC, the Washington PostBuzzfeedGlamour magazine, The Oprah Magazine, and Bored Panda, and on numerous podcasts. I blog for Psychology Today, and my work has also appeared on Susan Cain’s Quiet Revolution, Forbes, HuffPost, UpworthyThe MightyThe MuseMotherly, and a number of other outlets. I hosted The Introvert, Dear Podcast. Sensitive was named an Amazon Editor’s Pick for Best Nonfiction.

Since embracing my own strengths, I read too many self-help books and live a pleasantly boring life with my son in St. Paul, Minnesota. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram.

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Got a general question? Email [email protected].

Email Jenn Granneman at [email protected]. Please note that due to limitations on my time, I am not able to give advice about personal situations. I’m available for interviews on the topics of introversion and sensitivity. Email me directly at [email protected]. Usually I can respond within 24 hours.

Email [email protected] to contact the co-owner of this website.

About Our Co-Owner

Andre Sólo is a recognized expert on highly sensitive people, leadership, introversion, and the science of sensitivity. The cofounder of Sensitive Refuge, he is an author, speaker, and researcher. Sólo has been a featured speaker at Amazon and Google, and has been featured in TimeThe Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Oprah DailyThe Washington PostBustle, and more, as well as numerous podcasts.

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Why Is the Blog Called Introvert, Dear?

When I chose the name Introvert, Dear, I imagined a wise, older woman inviting a troubled young introvert to lie down on a fancy chaise lounge in the kind of therapy session you might see in a movie. The older woman began her worldly advice by saying, “Now, introvert, dear…” It’s weird, I know, but welcome to my brain!

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